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The mind behind the man behind AFN news

Posted May 23, 2014 by George A. Smith

With a relatively straight face and a moderately cocked eyebrow he describes the entertainment shows on American Forces Network (AFN) television as “the awkward gaps between news.”

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DOD values civilian employees’ contributions

Posted May 16, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department greatly appreciates the contributions of its civilian employees as it works toward achieving more efficiency across the workforce, a senior personnel official told a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs panel May 6. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, appeared before a subcommittee…

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DOD salutes children during military child month

Posted April 11, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department believes military children serve their country alongside their service member parents, DOD’s director of the office of family policy/children and youth said. When military children serve, they do so by making sacrifices when parents are deployed, through frequent moves, starting new schools and making new friends on a continuing basis, Barbara Thompson…

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CSAF: Every budget decision hurts

Posted March 21, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force is the finest in the world, “and we need to keep it that way,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, said March 14. The Air Force’s fiscal 2015 budget request was built to ensure its combat power remains unequaled, Welsh told members of the House Armed…

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Defense budget proposal inactivates March squadron

Posted March 14, 2014 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, shows digital photographs to an Afghan soldier in Shabila Kalan, Zabul province, Afghanistan. Monday’s release of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request includes the inactivation of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron located at March…

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Military Saves week approaches

Posted February 21, 2014 by

This year’s Military Saves Week begins 24 February and concludes 1 March. It is a great opportunity for service members and their families to insure financial readiness through incentivized savings accounts and available services at financial institutions, as well as the resources provided through the Military Saves Campaign. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign…

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Spotlight Shines on Sports Programmers during Winter Olympics

Posted February 21, 2014 by George A. Smith

Two sports programmers for the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., scheduled hundreds of hours of Winter Olympic coverage for one-million U.S. service members and their families serving overseas. You’d think they’d be kicking back a bit. But that’s not the way the ball rolls.

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VA launches online tools — calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits; provide feedback

Posted February 7, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Veterans Affairs Department launched new online tools this week to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country, as well as to provide feedback…

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MyICP gives military spouses new career planning tool

Posted January 31, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Military spouses who need guidance on education and careers have a new online tool at their fingertips, a program analyst for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, said in an interview last week. “My Individual Career Plan,” allows spouses to build a virtual career roadmap based on their specific…

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DOD to preserve historic images

Posted January 24, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

DOD photo/Staff Sgt. Lance Cheung A view from the top rear of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) located at the Defense Visual Information Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The DIMOC, which digitizes and stores existing media to preserve visual records from all services, is running out of storage space at the March…

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